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Irish Buffalo Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Rocky River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cabarrus
City Concord
Physical characteristics
Main source Kerr Creek divide
about 1.5 miles west of Five Points, North Carolina
850 ft (260 m)
River mouth Rocky River
about 3 miles northeast of Flows Store, North Carolina
498 ft (152 m)
Length 21.89 mi (35.23 km)
  • Average rate:
    118.06 cu ft/s (3.343 m3/s) at mouth with Rocky River
Basin features
Progression south and southeast
River system Pee Dee River
Basin size 110.35 square miles (285.8 km2)
Waterbodies Kannapolis Lake
Bridges Saw Road, Cannon Farm Road, Enochville Road, W C Street, Pine Street, Mooresville Road, Rogers Lake Road, Orphanage Road, I-85, NC 73, US 29-NC 73, McGill Avenue, Cabarrus Avenue, Rutherford Street, Wilshire Avenue, US 601, NC 49, Zion Church Road, Flowes Store Road

Irish Buffalo Creek is a 21.89 mi (35.23 km) long 4th order tributary to the Rocky River in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. This is the only stream of this name in the United States.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Buffalo Creek


Irish Buffalo Creek rises about 1.5 miles west of Five Points, North Carolina, and then flows south and southeast to join the Rocky River about 3 miles northeast of Flows Store.


Irish Buffalo Creek drains 110.35 square miles (285.8 km2) of area, receives about 46.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 404.66, and is about 33% forested.

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